Legend has it that before he was this year’s master playwright a young Steven Sondheim was mentored by musical theatre Jedi master Oscar Hammerstein II. Oscar gave the young Steve a series of four exercises which, if completed successfully, would make him a master of his craft. These tasks were to write four musicals: One based on a play he loved, one based on a play he thought was flawed, one based on a story never before dramatized and finally, a completely original work.
Now, four stalwart and noble Manitoba theatre companies are banding together to take on Oscar Hammerstein’s august schoolings in the hopes of collectively achieving a passing grade. Whether or not we live to tell the tale is up to the will of the gods, the journey however is sure to be the most delicious theatrical experience since Sweeny Todd got into the pie making business.
From THE 28TH MINUTE, the company who brought us the fringe hit Orphans. (“First-time fringe directors Kevin Ramberran and Thomas Toles handle it with the skill of much more experienced hands” ****1/2 – Winnipeg Free Press, ***** – CBC.)
SHADLING PRODUCTIONS, forgers of Trashbot Apocalypse. (“Multi-media masterpiece”, **** – CBC.)
And SNAKESKIN JACKET, who brought to the fringe J.M Barrie’s classic Mary Rose. (“Performed by some of the city’s best actors…it would be right at home on any of the city’s major stages”, ****- Winnipeg Free Press.)
Come join us on an evening of short plays, song, mirth and excellent adventure that is sure to leave urbane theatre goers happily hungry.
No wheelchair access | Capacity 55 | 1 hour 35 mins
Tue Jan.29 8:00pm
Wed Jan.30 8:00pm
Thu Jan.31 8:00pm
Fri Feb.1 8:00pm
Sat Feb.2 2:00pm & 8:00pm
BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Tickets: $12 | Students/Seniors $10
At the door: Cash/SondheimPass. Box Office opens 1 hour before showtime.
In advance: To reserve tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio 320 (Theatre Incarnate) | 320-70 Albert Street